Shoulder impingement

Shoulder impingement (Impingement Syndrome)

The shoulder is extremely mobile joint. Unfortunately, this is precisely the reason why it can tend to become unstable. A real tightrope walk! Flexibility and stability are opposed to each other and are always in dynamic equilibrium. Anatomy, joint position, posture, load, strain, occupation and physical condition all play a role in this complex process.

The mechanical stress on tendons, muscles and nerves between the acromion and humerus due to pressure can lead to restrictions and pain. Physiotherapy is almost always useful to improve posture, centre the joint and relieve pain. A combination of active and passive treatments is used to ensure long-term success.